Thursday, March 5, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" blog hop. I am thrilled to be participating in this educator blog hop for the first time. 

The hop starts off at the Altenew Card Blog and if you are here from the talented 
Amber Rain Davis' blog you are in the right place.

I became a certified Altenew Educator January 2019 and if you're considering the Altenew Certified Educator program, let me share a little about my experience. 

Working my way through the program was educational, fun, inspiring and, in a world full of deadlines, it was wonderful to be able to complete the program at my own pace. The wide variety of classes really stretched and grew my creativity.

We are celebrating flowers in this hop and honestly no one does flowers better than Altenew so the hard part, for me, was choosing just a couple of products to use 😉.

I decided to combine floral stamps and Washi tape and my first card is:

You Are Very Special

I covered pieces of white card stock with Altenew Red Ombre Washi tape, varying the layout of the tape strips.

Before stamping the images in clear embossing ink I treated the washi tape with a powder tool, stamped "washi paper" with the florals from the Incredible Stamp set in clear embossing ink and covered the ink with Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.

 I then heat set the embossing powder, moving the heat tool off and on the image to avoid over heating the tape and making it bubble.

Next, I fussy cut the heat embossed images and arranged them on a 4"x 5 1/4" white card front, tucked in leaves stamped and rose gold heat embossed from the Wallpaper Art stamp set in the upper right and lower left corners and trimmed to the edges of the card front. 

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set.

The leaves from a floral stamp set can make a beautiful card and I featured them, along with my "washi paper" on this:

 Happy Birthday card

I stamped and rose gold heat embossed the solid leaves from the Wallpaper Art stamp set, then die cut them with the matching die.
The Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die adding texture and interest to a white card front adhered to a white card base.

The rose gold embossed leaves are adhered diagonally on a rectangle of "washi paper", overlapping in the middle and trimmed the leaves off the edge of the rectangle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy stamp with Altenew Clear Embossing ink and heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold Embossing power on black card stock and then matted on white card stock and then black card stock and glued to the centre of the of leaves.

Speaking of the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy stamp, it is featured in this 

Poppy Happy Birthday card

One of my goals for this year is to improve my colouring skills, especially with florals so the new Paint-A-Flower stamps will give me lots of opportunity to practice. 

Here's my first go with the Paint-A-Flower: Poppy and Altenew Artist Markers-Set A. I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine for the poppy and Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the leaves and stem.

I glued leftover strips of my "washi paper" diagonally on a white card front trimming them to match the edge of the card front, and rose gold heat embossed the sentiment within the area framed by the paper strips.

To Celebrate the For the Love of Flowers Educator Blog Hop Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! 

Please leave a comment here →on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. 

All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew store!

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. 

Special Offer

Valid 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST
No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. **Excludes February 2020 release products.
Rosie Neustaedter ← you are here
Patty Mello → your next stop

Thank you so very much for stopping by to take a look at my projects, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift certificatory to the Altenew store.

Your next stop on the hop is:

Friday, December 13, 2019

Home For The Holidays Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop! 

It was so much fun to create a holiday project just for this occasion and as I have 5 Iris/Micheal's cases full of Christmas themed product this was a great opportunity to use some of it up!

 I decided to repurpose an apothecary jar I used for a different project a number of years ago.

I began by cutting a white card stock circle, tracing it from the outside of the jar fo the base piece. The fact it didn't fit inside perfectly was great as I added Prima Snowflake paste to the peaks of the base to mimic snowdrifts.

I also added a piece of white card stock I spritzed with water and scrunched in my hands, adding snowflake paste along the top of it to the front of the jar to fill in the area and also create another snow drift. Another water spritzed, shaped and 'pasted' piece of card stock is the resting area for the first bottle brush tree on the right.

The large glitter snowflake is a die cut from the Merry & Bright Pink Paislee collection, I tied fishing line around it and adhered it to the inside top of the jar.

Here's a closer look at the paste along with the bottle brush trees, Fancy Pants from my copious Christmas stash ;). The large Christmas tree is hand cut from the paper base of the previous project I had in the jar and a mischievous elf from the Mama Elephant Elf Agenda is hanging from the top of the tree by his candy cane.

The Mama Elephant elves are frolicking in the snow enjoying winter fun with a snowman from the the Studio Katia Happy Snowman stamp set. I added Studio Calico wood veneer trees from my stash along the 'tree line' behind the snowman and scattered around the base.

Here's the view down into the jar from the top.

This was a very fun project to create and a fun decoration to add to my Christmas collection.

Here's the list of all the crafters participating in the blog hop:

Rosie Neustaedter ←←You are here←←

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hugs, Rosie

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Less Is More Challenge #409

Hello Crafty Friends!
I don't know why I always forget about this fabulous challenge blog but I happened to pop into the blog just in time for the latest challenge.

You have the choice between these two layouts for your card design:


I chose the second layout as you can see from the card above. I used paper from the Photoplay-Kringle and Co. Card Kit and some dark silver glitter card stock from my stash. 

I can't make a Christmas card without a bit of sparkle so I had to add the glitter strips alongside the patterned paper. The snowflake sticker is also from the kit and I actually added a black Studio Katia crystal and then topped it with Nuvo Silver Moonstone Glitter crops to match the glitter card stock.

The sentiment is also from the Photoplay card kit, cut from one of the papers.

This was a fun challenge! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look :).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Scrap Shotz Creative Team Blog Hop!

Hello Friends!

If you have arrived from Lorraine Melin's blog you are in the right place. It was so much fun creating a project inspired by the fabulous new logo.

I was super inspired by the watercolour in the logo and this paper from the September Pinkfresh Studio kit was a great starting point.

I cut a portion from the B side of this Chit Chat paper (blue/green watercolour) and centred it over with card stock.

I mixed Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Green Parade and Blue Blitz and swiped over the white card stock.

I splattered the card stock with Nuvo Shimmer watercolor in Blue Blitz and the Blue Gold watercolor from the Starry Night Gansai Tambi set.

I then watercolored various blooms that I fussy cut from this sheet of paper:

I added gold watercolor to some of the blooms as well.

I layered the blooms over each other, adhering some with foam tape to add dimension.

I tucked in some gold foiled acetate die cuts that are also included in the September Scrap Shotz kit.

I used one of the add on die cuts to create the layout title and finished off the layout with a wood button and some gold enamel dots.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 Scrap Shotz gift certificate.

Here's a list of all the blogs you can leave a comment on:

Your next stop on the hop is Karla Yungwirth.

Monday, August 26, 2019

More!!! Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

I have a couple more cards for the Altenew August Inspiration challenge.

I have again used the floating die cut technique but this time I inked white card stock with Pink Diamond, Ruby Red and Grapevine crisp ink.

I cut the leaves using the large leafy stem and small leaf from the Angelique Motifs die set.

I cut the centre portion with a Hero Arts rectangle die and adhered the frame to white card stock with foam adhesive.

The centre portion is also adhered to white card stock with foam tape. Both cards are embellished with Pretty Pink Posh confetti.

It was fun to challenge myself to use just dies for these cards.

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

I combined the Altenew challenge with a new to me technique, floating die cuts.

I used the Altenew Sweet Violet stamp and die set and Crisp Inks in Pink Diamond, Ruby Red and Grapevine for the flowers and Firefly, Grass Field and Shadow Creek for the leaves.
I added a bit of pencil crayon to the flower centres in purple and navy blue. The black frame is cut with the Fine Frames Cover die
The die cuts are all adhered with foam adhesive to create the "floating" effect and I've embellished with some Pretty Pink Posh confetti to add a bit of shine.

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Altenew Spotlight| Antique Engraving Die-Two Looks


I often struggle to create sympathy cards that just hit the right 'tone'. While in the midst of organizing my Altenew products and watching a Jennifer McGuire video I came across the Antique Engravings cover die and decided to to create a die cut inlay card.

The outline image was die cut from grey card stock with the Antique Engravings cover die and then adhered to white card stock with liquid adhesive. I then applied Cut N Bond double sided adhesive to the back side the green leafy paper from the Altenew 6x6 Sweet Moments paper pack and ran this through my die cut machine.

The grey die cut is then adhered to a 5 1/4" x 4" white card stock and pieces from the patterned paper are inlaid within the negative spaces of the die cut.

I did have some trouble with some of the smaller pieces of the die cut but since the outline is glued on to white card stock it's not noticeable as the pattern paper has a lot of white space.

The sentiment is from the Wildflower Garden stamp set and it's heat embossed with Pure White Embossing powder.
 Lastly, I added 3 frames cut from black card stock with the Fine Frames Cover Die to frame the entire image.

Inlaying the patterned paper means I have a patterned paper die cut to use so I created a second sympathy card, I love techniques that make it possible to create two cards quickly, means efficient crafting :).

This one is super simple, just adhered the die cut to a grey notecard, stamped the sentiment from Birchland stamp set which just happens to be on sale right now :).

I added a few navy pearls from my stash to complete the card.

Thanks for popping in and taking a look! 

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lawn Fanatics Challenge #58-Interactive Cards

I loved this challenge! The hardest part was trying to decide what kind of interactive card to make :). I combined a few different Lawn Fawn stamp sets with the reveal wheel for this card.

Here is a closer look at the reveal wheel sentiments:

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn Get Well Before N Afters

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" blog hop. I am thrilled to be participating in this e...